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Here at Pet City Joondalup we stock a large range of tropical fish and can take customer orders for any of the coldwater fish listed on this page. Please phone your order through after reading how to make a customer order

Cold water fish that are NOT Goldfish are available to make your unheated aquarium somthing different, the following fish can be added to ponds and aquariums with no heater required.

TANDANUS CATFISH - Available sizes = 4CM, 5CM, 8CM, 10CM, 12CM
TANDANUS CATFISH

A very popular and hardy native catfish suitable for both heated and unheated aquaria.  Grows to 60cm, usually significantly smaller in aquaria.  Large specimens may eat small fish.

Like all Australian eel-tail catfishes, handle with care as the dorsal and pectoral spines are capable of inflicting a painful wound.

MURRAY RIVER RAINBOW 4CM
MURRAY RIVER RAINBOW Native to the Murray-Darling basin, the Murray River Rainbow tolerates a wide range of water temperatures (25-30 C in summer and down to 9-10 C in winter).  It is an ideal native fish for unheated aquaria and garden ponds - active, peaceful and easy to care for.  In outdoor situations, it is  a very efficient means of controlling mosquito larvae.  The males develop a blue-green body, black edged fins and an orange tail, they can grow to 9-10cm whereas the females remain slightly smaller.
PARADISE FISH 4CM
PARADISE FISH This is a very adaptable fish: able to be kept in unheated or heated aquaria, and in outdoor ponds.  Can sometimes be aggressive towards tankmates such as fancy goldfish, but this varies with individual fish.  The Paradise Fish has been popular as an aquarium fish since the 1860's, and a number of different aquarium varieties now exist.  Males grow to about 7-8cm and the females remain slightly smaller.  In nature, Paradise Fish are found from Korea, southwards to Vietnam.
ALBINO PARADISE FISH 4CM
ALBINO PARADISE FISH This is a very adaptable fish: able to be kept in unheated or heated aquaria, and in outdoor ponds.  Can sometimes be aggressvie towards tankmates such as fancy goldfish, but this varies with individual fish.  The albino form has very nice red stripes contrasting against its background colour.  Males grow to about 7-8cm and the females remain slightly smaller.
BLUE NEON BITTERLING 4CM and 5CM
BLUE NEON BITTERLING Bitterlings are tolerant of cool water, making it an ideal candidate for unheated aquaria in Australia.  They grow to about 9cm and are not particularly fussy about water or feed requirements.  Males develop a beautiful rainbow colouration when mature, whilst females remain silver. Bitterlings have the unique habit of requiring freshwater mussels in which to lay their eggs; the fry are then released from the mussel when ready and feed on small particles of food in the water.  The Blue Neon is one of the nicer colour forms of Bitterling.
GOLD MEDAKA 3CM
GOLD MEDAKA Native to East Asia, Medakas are often found in rice paddies and are also known as Ricefish.  The wild type is rather plain, thereas the gold form is an attractive golden-yellow with gold-orange fins.  It tolerates large temperature fluctuations and is ideal for controlling mosquito larvae in outdoor water features in most parts of Australia.  Gold Medakas are also well suited to unheated indoor aquaria, as long as tankmates are not overly large.  Peaceful, hardy and easy to feed, they grow to 3.5cm.
WHITE CLOUD 3CM
WHITE CLOUD One of the most popular of all aquarium fish, White Clouds tolerate a wide range of temperatures and are ideal for both heated and unheated aquaria, and for outdoor water features.  Very peaceful, they are best kept in a school as this gives the males a chance to try and outshine their rivals with impressive fin displays.  They are not fussy about water conditions and eat most standard fish foods.  Originally native to southern China (but now reputedly endangered in the wild), they grow to about 4cm.  They breed readily and the young fish have a neon stripe.
LONGFIN WHITE CLOUD 3CM
LONGFIN WHITE CLOUD 3CM

 

 

 

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